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Nephrops norvegicus (Norway lobster)

Wikipedia Abstract

Nephrops norvegicus, known variously as the Norway lobster, Dublin Bay prawn, langoustine (compare langostino) or scampi, is a slim, orange-pink lobster which grows up to 25 cm (10 in) long, and is "the most important commercial crustacean in Europe". It is now the only extant species in the genus Nephrops, after several other species were moved to the closely related genus Metanephrops. It lives in the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean, and parts of the Mediterranean Sea, but is absent from the Baltic Sea and Black Sea. Adults emerge from their burrows at night to feed on worms and fish.
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Prey / Diet

Abra longicallus (long abra)[1]
Abra nitida[1]
Aristeus antennatus (blue and red shrimp)[1]
Aspidosiphon muelleri[1]
Calocaris macandreae[1]
Cavolinia inflexa (inflexed cavoline)[1]
Chelophyes appendiculata (Siphonophore)[1]
Cymbulia peronii (Corolla)[1]
Euphausia krohni[1]
Goneplax rhomboides (angular crab)[1]
Iphinoe tenella[1]
Kelliella miliaris[1]
Meganyctiphanes norvegica (Norwegian krill)[1]
Molpadia musculus[1]
Natatolana borealis[1]
Nephrops norvegicus (Norway lobster)[1]
Orchomenella nana[1]
Parastichopus regalis (Regal sea cucumber)[1]
Pasiphaea sivado (white glass shrimp)[1]
Phtisica marina[1]
Plesionika martia (golden shrimp)[1]
Pyrosoma atlanticum[1]
Quinqueloculina seminula[1]
Scopelocheirus hopei[1]
Sergestes arcticus[1]
Solenocera membranacea (Atlantic mud shrimp)[1]
Vibilia armata[1]
Westwoodilla rectirostris[1]
Yoldiella striolata[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Aristaeomorpha foliacea (giant gamba prawn)1
Aristeus antennatus (blue and red shrimp)3
Balaenoptera acutorostrata (Minke Whale)1
Coelorinchus labiatus (Spearsnouted grenadier)1
Pasiphaea multidentata (pink glass shrimp)3
Plesionika edwardsii (soldier striped shrimp)2
Plesionika martia (golden shrimp)5


Anarhichas lupus (Wolffish)[2]
Architeuthis dux (giant squid)[3]
Chelidonichthys cuculus (cockoo gurnard)[2]
Chelidonichthys lucerna (Sapphirine gurnard)[2]
Chimaera monstrosa (Chimaera)[2]
Conger conger (Conger)[2]
Dipturus batis (Blue skate)[2]
Enchelyopus cimbrius (Rockling)[2]
Eutrigla gurnardus (Grey gurnard)[2]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[2]
Glyptocephalus cynoglossus (Witch flounder)[2]
Hippoglossoides platessoides (American dab)[2]
Hippoglossus hippoglossus (Halibut)[2]
Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis (whiff)[2]
Limanda limanda (Sand dab)[2]
Lophius budegassa (Blackbellied angler)[2]
Lophius piscatorius (Monkfish)[2]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[2]
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)[2]
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)[2]
Molva molva (Ling)[2]
Mustelus asterias (Stellate smooth-hound)[2]
Myoxocephalus scorpius (Short-spined sea scorpion)[2]
Nephrops norvegicus (Norway lobster)[1]
Phycis blennoides (Greater fork-beard)[2]
Pleuronectes platessa (European plaice)[2]
Pollachius virens (Sillock)[2]
Raja clavata (Roker)[2]
Raja montagui (Homelyn ray)[2]
Scophthalmus maximus (Turbot)[2]
Scyliorhinus canicula (Small-spotted catshark)[2]
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)[2]
Trisopterus esmarkii (Norway pout)[2]
Trisopterus luscus (Whiting-pout)[2]
Trisopterus minutus (poor cod)[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova


Eastern Atlantic Ocean;



Attributes / relations provided by
1A comparative study of the feeding ecology of Nephrops norvegicus (L.), (Decapoda: Nephro- pidae) in the bathyal Mediterranean and the adjacent Atlantic, MARGARIDA CRISTO and JOAN E. CARTES, SCI. MAR., 62 (Supl. 1): 81-90
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3CephBase - Cephalopod (Octopus, Squid, Cuttlefish and Nautilus) Database
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